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CNN
Jan 31, 2013 8:00pm EST
. you wrote a letter to senator dianne feinstein, who has put up legislation for a so-called assault weapons ban. you said, i'm not your subject. i'm the man who keeps you free. i'm not the servient, i'm the person who you serve. i'm not your peasant, i'm the flesh and flood of america. to someone who says, the counter argument, why do you need an ar-15, why do you need a semiautomatic so-called assault rifle? >> the ar-15, first off, is a very urg naergonomical platform. for people who haven't been in combat, it's something i experienced in my first marine corps. you brain releases chemicals in your body. you lose motor control function, and you shake, and you miss. that happens. now, i helped a 70-year-old man sight his ar-15. i asked him why he had it, it was for self defense. because he's gnaw able to control a 12-gauge shotgun. she would have been better able to engage both of those threats with an ar-15. >> okay, i want to bring in our senior legal analyst, jeffrey toobin. he's on the other side of the aisle. the second amendment, which is obviously, you know, part of our const
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 1:00am EST
support of senator feinstein's ban on assault weapons. >> absolutely. >> but of the proposals on the table, whether it's universal background checks, the so-called assault weapons ban, or limits on high-capacity magazines, is there one that you think is most important? i know gun control advocates will say look, it's all important. but is there one, if you have to choose one as it may come down to, it may not be -- is there one you think woft tuld have th biggest impact? >> well, as you have your question proposes, this is not a monolith, each issue is different in nature and character. assault weapons i absolutely believe should be taken off the streets. i've seen them kill babies and police officers, not i think intended use. but the reality of it is that the background checks i think, as proved by our apps program in california, really does give law enforcement a great tool. because when someone has then been found to be prohibited from owning a gun we know who has the guns and we can take the guns. and so as a law enforcement tool throughout the country i think if we nationalize
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